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Lewis Hamilton fired warning over Turkish GP decision that led to foul-mouthed outburst

Lewis Hamilton ‘s late pit stop at the Turkish Grand Prix saved him from dropping even more points in the F1 title race, a Mercedes chief has claimed.
After choosing to try to complete the whole race on the same set of intermediate tyres he started with, the seven-time world champion was called into the pits by his team with just seven laps to go.
The Brit happily obeyed that call, but was less than impressed when he was back out on track and realised that he had been overtaken by Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc while he was being fitted with fresh rubber.

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Lewis Hamilton was heading for “disaster” if Mercedes hadn’t forced him to pit in Turkey

Lewis Hamilton was “heading for a disaster” at the Turkish Grand Prix before Mercedes called him into the pits, according to F1 chief Ross Brawn.
Hamilton, who started 11th on the grid after taking a 10-place penalty for his fourth engine change of the season, had worked his way up to third with just eight laps to go.
The seven-time world champion was adamant he could finish the race on the same tyres with which he started, but was left furious after his team opted for caution and called him in.

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